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11-Day A Taste of Europe with London extension

Tour Code: 626-1103
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11 Days 10 Nights

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Highlights: Fully guided. Visit London, Amsterdam, Lucerne, Rhine cruise, Rhineland, Paris...Hotel accommodations are included.

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    Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
    Single Double(/person) Third Person
    Adult Child
    (Age 8-17)
    $2677 $2081 $2081 $1872.90
    Single Double(/person) Third Person
    Adult Child
    (Age 8-17)
    $2689 $2093 $2093 $1883.70
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    $2576 $1980 $1980 $1782
    Single Double(/person) Third Person
    Adult Child
    (Age 8-17)
    $2657 $2061 $2061 $1854.90
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    Adult Child
    (Age 8-17)
    $2727 $2131 $2131 $1917.90
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    Adult Child
    (Age 8-17)
    $2587 $1991 $1991 $1791.90
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    $2667 $2071 $2071 $1863.90
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    Adult Child
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    $2637 $2041 $2041 $1836.90
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    $2687 $2091 $2091 $1881.90
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    $2625 $2011 $2011 $1809.90
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    • Price: All Prices are in USD. Prices are per person based upon shared twin room occupancy. All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change without notice.
    • Child Rate: Young travelers aged 8-17 receive a 10% discount on the land price. We regret that we are unable to accept children less than 8 years old on these types of vacations.
    • No more than 3 passengers allowed in room 1.
    Day 1


    Today we will gather in London. After checking in, guests are free to spend the rest of the day as they please.
    Standard Hotel: Kensington Close or similar
    Day 2


    Today is a free day in magnificent London, England. A tour guide is on hand to assist guests in setting up activities.

    More» The capital city of both England and the United Kingdom has been a focal point of Western civilization for centuries. This amazing city in the British Isles is famous for places like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey. «Less

    Standard Hotel: Kensington Close or similar
    Day 3

    London - Amsterdam (523 km)

    In the early morning, we will leave London for our ferry across the English Channel. On the other side, we will meet the tour director and begin our drive to Holland. We will spend the night in the Amsterdam area.
    Standard Hotel: NH Airport at Schiphol or similar
    Day 4


    In the morning, we will take a guided sightseeing tour of Amsterdam, NL. We will take a Canal Cruise through the city and visit a Diamond Factory to see how precious gems are refined.

    More» The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, is also the largest city in the country. This historic city is home to the Anne Frank House, the world's oldest stock exchange, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and much more! «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» Amsterdam is made up of a network of canals arranged in a series of concentric circles. The result is more than 90 kilometers of waterways that create almost 90 islands, as well as a beautiful landscape beloved the world over. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Zum Anker at Andernach or similar
    Day 5

    Amsterdam - Rhineland (370 km)

    In the morning, guests will have free time to do as they please in Amsterdam. After, we will travel to the Rhineland region of Germany for the night.

    More» The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, is also the largest city in the country. This historic city is home to the Anne Frank House, the world's oldest stock exchange, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and much more! «Less

    Standard Hotel: Zum Anker at Andernach or similar
    Day 6

    Rhineland - Lucerne (556 km)

    Our day begins with an extended steamship cruise down the River Rhine. We will disembark in the town of Basel, CH, and continue on our drive from there. We will make our way through Switzerland to gorgeous Lucerne, CH, where we will spend the night.

    • Always Visit
      More» The Rhine is a famous European River that flows from Switzerland through Germany and empties into the North Sea of the Netherlands. It is the longest river in Germany and is even part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Hirschen at Flüelen or Schiller at Lucerne
    Day 7


    Today, we will get to better know Lucerne, CH. In the morning, we will take a tour of the city that includes a stop at the Lion Monument. In the afternoon, guests may take a variety of optional tours, including a Lake Lucerne Cruise and a ride on the Mount Titlis Chairlift.

    More» This Swiss city on gorgeous Lake Lucerne is popular with tourists due to its amazing views of the lake, Mount Pilatus, and Mount Rigi of the Swiss Alps. Some of the buildings in Lucerne date back hundreds of years. «Less

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      More» This large, spindly lake in Switzerland is one of the top vacation spots for locals and tourists alike, and the shores are lined with many resorts and hotels. People come from far and wide for its uniqueness and beauty. «Less
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      More» The Lion of Lucerne is an amazing sculpture carved directly into a cliffside in one of Switzerland's most gorgeous cities. It was done to commemorate the deaths of Swiss soldiers who were brutally massacred during the bloody French Revolution. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Hirschen at Flüelen or Schiller or similar
    Day 8

    Lucerne - Paris (667 km)

    From Lucerne we will drive to the City of Love, Paris. Upon our arrival at night, guests are invited on an optional trip to see a cabaret show.
    Standard Hotel: Kyriad or similar
    Day 9


    Today we will sightsee in Paris, FR. Stops on our tour include the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Paris-Sorbonne University. We will also see the outside of the Louvre. At the end of the day, guests are invited to join the director at a farewell dinner in the city.

    More» Paris has been a thriving city for more than two thousand years. It is known all over the world as a city of art and romance, from its high-end cafes to the famous visage of the Eiffel Tower. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» This breathtaking neoclassical arch is one of Paris' most famous monuments. It commemorates those who fought and died in the French Revolution and Napoleonic wars. It also sits atop the Tomb of the Unknown Solider for World War I. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» One of the most famous monuments in the world, the Eiffel Tower has been a symbol of Paris, France, and Europe since 1889. It was erected as the entryway to the 1889 World's Fair, and has been wowing visitors ever since. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» One of the top-ranked universities in the world, the University of Paris IV -Paris-Sorbonne was formed after student protests and riots forced the division of the University of Paris into thirteen independent schools in the 1970s. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Timhotel Paris Berthier or similar
    Day 10

    Paris - London (446 km)

    Today we will travel across the English Channel as we make our way from Paris to London. We should arrive in the London area in the evening.
    Standard Hotel: Novotel London West or similar
    Day 11


    After breakfast, we will conclude our tour.
    • Price Includes

    • Inside visits and special features are shown in the description, including admission charges when applicable.
    • Guides:Host service in London. Local Guides for city sightseeing in Amsterdam and Paris. Professional Tour Director while touring(Level 2: semi-guided tour)
    • Price Excludes

    • Air fares
    • Airport transfer (Roundtrip: $50.00/person)
    • Optional tours, tips to guides, driver, and tour manager.
    • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, wines, water, beverages, food other than the table d'hote menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, airport taxes and fees, and foreign port taxes unless specifically indicated in the package inclusions
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        Optional Excursions

        Please note: the optional excursions and prices are subject to change without prior notice.

        CITY: Amsterdam

        Amsterdam At Night
        Enjoy a ride through the nightlife center; see the pretty illuminated canals during a stroll through the red-light district with your local guide who will explain what might at first seem obvious! Stop for an included drink at a typical Dutch "Brown cafe" to experience real Amsterdam atmosphere. (Not suitable for children).
        Approximate value: EUR 20 per person

        Volendam & Zaans Schans
        Drive to Volendam where you will have free time to enjoy a stroll and view the sights. From Volendam continue to Zaanse Schans, a working open-air museum that demonstrates what life was like in the 17th and 18th centuries. During the afternoon you will also visit a cheese shop and clog maker for a demonstration.
        Approximate value: EUR 15 per person

        This tour takes you through Holland's most colorful springtime attractions. See the fields of Tulips, daffodils and hyacinths in bloom. Visit famous Keukenhof Garden Park, an unforgettable sight. This excursion is available from March 18th to May 26th.
        Approximate value: EUR 28 per person

        CITY: London

        Morning City Sightseeing Daily
        A comprehensive tour in the company of a local guide including St. Paul's Cathedral and the Changing of the Guard (if held). Note: Groups cannot visit St. Paul's on Sundays. Reduced traffic permits more sightseeing and a lower price (GBP 24) applies.
        Approximate value: GBP 29 per person

        Tower of London and Crown Jewels Afternoons daily
        Let your guide bring the 900-year-old Tower Of London to life before you inspect the fabulous Crown Jewels. Afternoons daily.
        Approximate value: GBP 37 per person

        Afternoon Excursion to Windsor Castle Daily
        Enjoy your guided visit to the Queen's favorite residence, the largest inhabited castle in the world. The highlight is the newly refurbished state rooms.
        Approximate value: GBP 37 per person

        Buckingham Palace & the Royal Mews Afternoons daily July 23 to October 3
        First a guided visit to the Royal Mews to see the magnificent gold coach, then admire over 20 grand rooms in the palace used by the Queen for state occasions.
        Approximate value: GBP 46 per person

        A Taste of London Daily April to October
        Ideal for your arrival day, this guided evening excursion combines a traditional London pub experience with a relaxed, night-time river cruise, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights. Enjoy a three-course dinner at an historic London pub in the City of London.
        Approximate value: GBP 56 per person

        CITY: Lucerne

        Scenic Lake Cruise
        An hour's guided cruise on the most beautiful lake in Switzerland gives you an introduction to this lovely city from a completely different aspect. With its many bays, it offers superb panoramas of the surrounding landscape. The area is rich in historical associations, particularly the William Tell legend.
        Approximate value: EUR 25 per person

        Mount Titlis
        Drive to Alpine Engelberg to take the Titlis-Rotair, the world's first revolving cable car, up to 10,000 feet where eternal snow resists even the summer sun. A panoramic view all the way up with 360 degree vistas of glaciers and icefalls. Also on the agenda is a visit to the Ice Grotto.
        Approximate value: EUR 70 per person

        The Titlis Ice Flyer
        An extension to the Mount Titlis excursion, the Ice Flyer is a chair lift, specially equipped to protect from wind, snow and rain. The 2,460 foot journey lasts six minutes and you can enjoy an absolutely unique and unforgettable ride just a few feet above the Titlis Glacier.
        Approximate value: EUR 7 per person

        Engelberg Only
        Spend a few hours in this panoramic village at the foot of Mount Titlis: a well-known Alpine resort, where you could shop in the bazaars and enjoy traditional Swiss cuisine in a typical restaurant.
        Approximate value: EUR 28 per person

        Dinner & Swiss Folklore
        Contrary to belief, not all Swiss can yodel or blow the alp horn, but those you will see are real experts. They entertain you with merry melodies on the accordion and traditional dances while you enjoy a full 3-course dinner.
        Approximate value: EUR 60 per person

        CITY: Paris

        Cabaret Show
        A trip to Paris is not complete without a visit to a typical cabaret show. A glass of champagne is served during the show.
        Approximate value: EUR 65 per person

        Versailles-Sun King's Palace
        Historic Versailles is the beautiful, restored palace of Louis XIV, the Sun King. After the guided tour of the palace, you can stroll in the magnificent terraced gardens with their fountains and statues. The Palace of Versailles is open every day except Mondays and bank holidays. On these days, you will be offered alternative sights.
        Approximate value: EUR 65 per person

        Farewell Dinner & Montmartre
        The evening consists of a visit to Montmartre, the heart of Bohemian Paris, with time to see the Sacre-Coeur Church enjoying a panoramic view of the city. Included is a memorable four-course dinner with an aperitif and wine.
        Approximate value: EUR 57 per person

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